Bumped but breathing…

It’s been almost 48 hours since I got hit by the car.

I had acupuncture yesterday that helped reduce the pain of walking, but I still hobble badly, even with a makeshift cane. It’s made out of an old unipod I had lying around doing nothing. I probably look a bit weird walking around using photography equipment to support myself, but it works for the time being.

I can’t walk unaided yet, but there is less pain every day in my knee. Oddly, there is more in my shoulders, but I suspect that’s because they’re getting a workout by carrying some of the load. Advil helps dull that. I was offered stronger stuff, but it only makes me loopy and doesn’t help the pain. I figure I’m out of it enough. The other odd thing is the amount of sleep I’m needing. I’m taking a 1.5-hour nap in the morning and another 2-hourĀ  nap in the afternoon. I can also almost sleep the night through, so I guess all the sleep is promoting healing.

Anyway, that’s where I am. Every day a bit better. How are y’all doin’?


I just checked the temperature and there’s this little mark in front of the number. It’s like a dash or — oh my! — it’s a minus sign. There is a minus sign on our temperature.

So it’s -2 in our little part of Denver.

I think that’s as cold as I have experienced in a very long time, probably close to 25 or 30 years. I’m not sure how I feel about owing tomorrow two degrees already. I would rather not owe any. I like have at least a few spares, if not 70 or 80.

And for some weird reason, I feel like going for a walk.